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The weather guide for Burundi, represented by Bujumbura, (Bujumbura) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Burundi weather overview

The central African country of Burundi, bordered by Congo-Kinshasa, Tanzania and Rwanda, is no bigger than Israel but features some dramatic mountain scenery. Burundi's high altitude tempers its equatorial climate, reducing temperatures and limiting mugginess to create pleasant conditions. Best time to visit is between June and September, when rainfall and humidity are lowest; expect rain during the rest of the year.

What to pack for Burundi weather

Take light clothing for the daytime and wraps for cooler evenings. Pack rainwear if travelling between October and May.

Which is the hottest month in Burundi?

The hottest time of year in Bujumbura, Burundi is normally September. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 29°C with moderate heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Burundi?

In terms of rainfall, April is usually the wettest month in Bujumbura, Burundi with 196mm on average. There are normally 24 days in April with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Burundi?

The sunniest time of year in Bujumbura, Burundi is normally July with bright sunshine on average for 70% of daylight hours; that's 8 hours of sunshine per day.

What is the time difference between Burundi and the UK?

The time difference between Burundi and the UK is GMT+2 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Burundi?

The main languages spoken in Burundi are Kirundi and Swahili.

What is the currency in Burundi?

The currency in Burundi is the Burundian Franc (BIF).

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Which plugs are used in Burundi?

Burundi uses electrical plug type C + E (220 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Burundi?

They drive on the right side of the road in Burundi.

Do you need a visa for Burundi?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Burundi.

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Compare Burundi weather with the USA

Below the Burundi weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Burundi (Bujumbura) and the USA (Washington).

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